Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Book Covers I would Frame as Art

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I’ve been excited to write this for weeks!

I absolutely love book covers and they definitely have an impact on me. I will judge a book by its cover and I will judge harshly! Which is why it’s particularly annoying when I read a great book with an awful cover. Perhaps I’ll do a post on that in the future!

But for now: my top ten (current) favourite covers that I would love as framed pieces of art in my house!

1. Love and Treasure by Aleyet Waldman

We just got this book at work the other day and it has the most amazing cover . Unfortunately it doesn’t show up as well in a photograph. The actual cover is embossed with gold and IT’S SO GODDAMN PRETTY.

2. Paris by Edward Rutherfurd

This even has a super lovely picture on the back as well.

3. The Storyteller by Rabih Alameddine

I actually couldn’t find a decent picture of this online, so I present: dodgy photo taken on my phone

This shows the gold much better anyway :) I love this cover so much!

4. The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon

I’m reading this book at the moment and it’s great! The cover is just absolutely my favourite thing right now. It’s just so cute!

5. Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser

I enjoy this :)

6. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkowski

I love books with dresses on them! This photo also does not this cover justice, the lettering is actually silver and shiny, and ever so pretty.

7. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

I adore this cover. Not only do I love the picture, the colours, the positioning of the title, but this cover really reflects the atmosphere of this book. It’s a crime novel about a moody private investigator. This cover is perfect.

 This cover however, is AWFUL. What is this?? This gives the complete opposite suggestion to what the book actually is. If this had been the cover I’d originally seen I would NOT have been anywhere near as interested. In fact, if I saw that cover and never found out that Robert Galbraith was a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, there is no way in hell I would’ve picked up this book!

8. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I picked up a  beautiful hardcover copy of this when I was in Canada, but the Australian edition is lovely too. They both definitely capture this book perfectly.

Australian edition on the left, Canadian on the right.

9. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Once again, the Australian edition of this is great, but I have the UK edition, which I LOVE.

Australian edition on the left, UK edition on the right.

10. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

The cover is what drew me to this, and I’m so glad it did. I officially love Rainbow Rowell. Even if this is the only book I’ve read of hers so far, I own all the others and am super excited to read them! They also all have very nice covers :)

Honourable mentions
(because I just like covers way too much!) 

Joanne Harris’ books

 They’re all so pretty!

 Harry Potter signature series

This series is so nice. I have a few of them and as much I love my original covers, mostly for nostalgic reasons, these ones are beautiful.


 You can buy those here :)

House in Via Manno by Milena Agus

Vintage classics

Man, vintage classics are so nice. I want all of them!
Here are some of the lovely ones I already own :)

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14 Comments

    • May 11, 2014 / 12:22 PM

      Thanks! I adore it! xx

  1. May 7, 2014 / 8:56 AM

    I love your choices – I’m discovering lots of beautiful covers today. The Tea Chest is super cute and Love and Treasure is stunning!

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    • May 11, 2014 / 12:22 PM

      Thanks! The Tea Chest just makes me so happy when I see it! Such an adorable cover :)

  2. May 7, 2014 / 11:03 AM

    The Winner’s Curse and The Night Circus is on my list too. I’ve noticed many people have added The Night Circus to their Top 10! I’m so happy everyone agrees.
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    – Marcey @ Readical

    • May 11, 2014 / 12:21 PM

      I’ve noticed that too! They are such beautiful covers! xx

  3. May 7, 2014 / 11:14 AM

    Oh, this reminds me I wanted to read Love and Treasure! I hope it’s as lovely as the cover.
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    • May 11, 2014 / 12:20 PM

      I hope so too! It looks great! xx

  4. May 7, 2014 / 12:13 PM

    That edition of the Attachments is a lot nicer than US one, which I find very bland. Also, I agree the new cover of the Cuckoo’s Calling is an improvement 100%.

    • May 11, 2014 / 12:18 PM

      Thanks! The UK Cuckoo’s Calling actually just makes me so mad, haha. I love the Aus Attachments much more than the US too :) The Aus Eleanor and Park edition is much nicer too (I think anyway!)
      Heres a link: http://www.hachette.com.au/books/9781409120544/
      :) xx

  5. May 7, 2014 / 1:13 PM

    I think yours may be my favorite list yet! The Ayelet Waldman is amazing. I completely agree on The Cuckoo’s Calling. In fact one of the primary reasons I haven’t read it is because the 2nd one is the only one I’ve seen and it doesn’t interest me in the slightest but the first one… Totally different story!

    • May 11, 2014 / 12:06 PM

      Delayed reply: but thank you!! Love and Treasure is just so pretty :) I’m glad you agree about The Cuckoo’s Calling! So many people are put off by that truly awful cover, when it’s SUCH a good book! RAR! How did they ever think that that cover was ok?! You should definitely go and buy the nicer cover and read it – it’s amazing! :) xx

  6. May 11, 2014 / 3:23 PM

    Thanks for sharing some of the different covers for countries. I adore covers and agree with your assessment regarding Cuckoo’s Calling.

    • May 27, 2014 / 1:18 PM

      Hi there! Sorry for the super delayed reply! I’m glad you agree about Cuckoo’s Calling :) The other cover is just awful!! We do normally get really great covers in Australia – it can be really interesting comparing them to the US and UK covers :) xx

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